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Bask in Panoramic Views | Cathedral Ambiance | Lush Gardens in the Country

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Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Accommodates up to 2 people; 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Single Story, Sweeping Views

Guests - PLEASE include a PHONE # if you inquire so we may personally touch base with you if you are interested in our home. We call every guest prior to booking and are unable to accept a booking with no phone #. Thank You!


We are appreciative of you choosing our home when you have so many to consider.

People often ask us why we open up our home. We believe that hospitality is a gift. We have a long history of sharing/opening our home to people and we feel that our blessings are here to share. Our goal of opening our home is to let others enjoy what we have been given. We enjoy meeting guests from all over and know that a little time away in the open spaces of Tesuque will restore them! Join Us!


FEELING: Our guests describe the feeling of the property as a Sanctuary. Both inside and out. The pitched hand hewn viga ceiling, portal windows and panoramic views all work together to offer a spiritual experience for our guests.

Serenity, solitude and ample space await in this well appointed 1 bedroom/ 1 full bath home with breathtaking views of Tesuque and the Sangre de Cristos.

ARCHITECTURE: Panoramic Views of the Sangre de Cristo's demand Indoor / Outdoor living in this Single Story Pitched Roof Northern New Mexico style architecture. Featuring 20 foot cathedral ceiling, 2 Kiva fireplace(1 uses candles only), open floorplan, a large portal with ample seating,( including a napping daybed or hammock) allow guests to enjoy stunning sun rises and sunsets any time of year.

SETTING: This home is located in a very private setting at the end of a gated road with immediate access to the Santa Fe National Forest. The property backs up to Val Kilmers' former ranch which is an animal sanctuary now housing a vast array of livestock and animals in a Luxury setting! The very best of all worlds with easy access to Santa Fe, skiing, Opera, hiking, biking and many nearby amenities including The Tesuque Market, Four Seasons Resort, Bishops Lodge Resort, Shidoni Foundry and Glenn Green Gallery.

AMENITIES: Guests enjoy a well appointed kitchen, open floorplan, radiant heat, flagstone patio's, deck and gardens all around! Comfortable furniture includes 9ft down sectional sofa, relax the back automated recliner, Z Gallery leather recliner, dual control tempurpedic beds, 60" flat screen tv, indoor/outdoor surround sound and ample sitting areas on the portal, patios and grounds.

The home hosts many of the owner/artist paintings (hassongallerydotcom) and gives an expansive sense of the artistic community that is Santa Fe.

ACCESS: Sited on a 1 Acre parcel with plenty of parking. An AWD vehicle is recommended in weather. Home is about 1/4 mile up a dirt road which is typically very manageable and easily walked if there is unexpected weather.

This is a very special place that provides relaxation, memories and peaceful enjoyment to all who visit and our guests return regularly.

NOTE: Private owner suite and art studio are on site and owners provide hospitality services ranging from 'b and b' style to 'leave me alone' to somewhere in between according to guest requests. If owners are traveling - an assistant is available to help guests if needed.

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Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Valerie

We look forward to speaking with you about the possibility of staying at the 'Chez Valerie'. We welcome you to message us with a phone # if you have any questions about the home or booking a trip to Santa Fe! We will respond promptly and answer any questions honestly to be sure you are choosing the best option for your vacation.

We are fellow travelers and with a background in Inn keeping, Hospitality, Fine Art and Real Estate - we attempt to anticipate every detail of your stay. We both enjoy the location of the home because of the immediate access to the SF National Forest right out our front door and ease of access to all things Santa Fe. We love to hike, bike, swim and Santa Fe allows us to enjoy our interests.

Randy is a professional artist who travels and teaches throughout the country and internationally. You can see some of his work in the home. Valerie has been working in hospitality for the past several years in Santa Fe and loves hosting guests. She is a retired CA and NM Real Estate Broker. We have been married 32 years. We enjoy being together, traveling and spending time with family & friends.

We know you have many choices in Santa Fe for lodging, but we really believe that our home offers something special. It is a sanctuary to all who get to experience it and we feel fortunate to have found it and more fortunate to have the opportunity to share it with others. Welcome!

Why Valerie chose New Mexico

We purchased our home after living in Santa Fe for 7 years and falling in love with it. We owned and operated a fine art gallery for that entire time and enjoyed being in town for business, but when it came time to purchase a home...Tesuque offered us the privacy and convenience we wanted. The absolutely beautiful country drive to and from the home on Bishops Lodge Road. We love the village feel, the Tesuque Village Market, the private drive and a not too long, old fashioned dirt road! Living at the end of the road with complete serenity and panoramic views creates a peaceful environment deserving of what is now our semi - retirement. Tesuque is an historic place that has special meaning to generations of Native Americans, Hispanic and Anglo populations who all work together to preserve her rural setting.

What makes this house unique

We love the Northern New Mexico architecture and the large portal that overlooks the pinon and juniper forest right out our door. Everywhere you look are quaint spots to sit and enjoy the outdoor spaces. Flagstone patios, settees, lounge chairs, the hammock and daybed all tell you that our priority is RELAXATION, comfort and fresh air! When you walk in the sweeping hand hewn viga ceilings will astound you. The well appointed kitchen and comfortable furnishing will draw you in. The gorgeous light enhances sunrises and sunsets and you will want your camera ready! We love to share our home and hospitality with respectful, clean and courteous people who will be grateful to be here and enjoy Santa Fe at her finest. We find that a certain kind of soul is intrigued by 'the city different' and we look forward to welcoming visitors and sharing our town with them. If you are like may never leave!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Bask in Panoramic Views | Cathedral Ambiance | Lush Gardens in the Country
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had an exceptionally pleasant stay at Chez Valerie... terrific location, private, quiet and peaceful. Beautiful accommodations, everything you need for a relaxing vacation. The home is a short drive to downtown Santa Fe and so many other area destinations. Our hosts were terrific, and of course their dog Lollie was a treasure!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to have you both and we wish you great success in your coming adventures!! Cheers.
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The veiw is of the mountains - Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I have never stayed out in the Tesuque area and I am so glad when we did, we picked this home. The home was very clean, the bed is a high-end mattress, and it is quiet but my favorite part was the huge day bed right outside the front door where I could read and look at the mountains. My husband favored the hammock! We had a regular mid size car and did not have any issues with the dirt road. I would highly recommend this home -

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and encouragement about our home during your visit! I really appreciated your input and am glad you enjoyed the hammock and daybed ~ it is hard to peal oneself off that portal with such a beautiful landscape to enjoy. Right after you left we had a huge end to end double rainbow right over the Sangre de Cristos!! You would have loved it! Safe travels and great adventures to you both ~.
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Beautiful House, Lovely Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Chez Valerie is an exceptional property just North of Santa Fe with gorgeous decor, including the very talented owner's exquisite paintings, high beamed ceilings, well stocked kitchen. We enjoyed just sitting outside watching the birds and petting the owners' dog Lollie.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you and appreciate your kind comments. Lollie misses you already and we all look forward to hearing about your next adventures! :) Safe travels ~
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A Beautiful Place to Stay and Excellent Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Chez Valerie in Tesuque Village just outside of Santa Fe is a fabulous place to stay. If you are traveling alone or with one other person, this is the perfect place to stay while seeing Santa Fe and getting a sense of northern New Mexico's beauty and mystery. Hosts Valerie and Randy have created an elegant, inviting, and comfortable space just a few minutes outside of town. They have thought of everything visitors could want and are charming, thoughtful, and warm hosts. I was hard-pressed to leave the property each day to see Santa Fe because it is so lovely there. I hope to return one day. It is wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to have you and see you enjoy and relax on the portal. You have the true Santa Fe spirit! We are so glad you chose our home out of all the VRBO offerings. Looking forward to hosting another visit soon!
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Fabulous! You'll love this place!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed 3 nights at this spectacular property in May. The patio area alone was worth the rental fee, with views of staggering beauty and quiet solitude. But the house was magnificent, a showplace of first-rate construction, furniture, art, and amenities. The place had top-notch everything, and was immaculate. Valerie’s previous experience as an inn-keeper and real estate expert came shining thru in the great care taken to ensure the house was perfect for renters. We’ve stayed at many VRBOs over the years, and this is certainly among the best if not the absolute best. Like most Santa Fe rentals, the owners are on-site, but they were virtually invisible the whole time. We felt the place was ours alone, and with the hilltop location the solitude was refreshing to the soul. Also, on arrival they greeted us with a delightful platter of cheese, snacks, and wine, and provided excellent dining and hiking suggestions for our stay (including national forest hiking access on-site). Can’t overstate how great this place is.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and that our home made the top of your VRBO list!! That is such a huge compliment. It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to seeing you again!
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beautiful, peaceful, gorgeous retreat in tesuque!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 April nights at Chez Valerie. Randy greeted us warmly upon arrival -- his friendly, easy-going nature most apparent. The house sits at the end of a residential road with a tranquil territorial view, very private, very peaceful, very beautiful. There are ample spots outside to sit and enjoy the view, drink your morning coffee, read a book, etc. The interior of the house feels spacious and warm and certainly invites relaxing! The house is well-stocked with kitchen supplies (including baking & cook staples), linens, blankets, books, etc. Easy kitchen to cook in, which we did several times, even with all the great restaurants in the area.

It's about a 10 minute drive to downtown Santa Fe, 60 minute drive from Albuquerque -- an easy base from which to explore the area (Bandelier, Taos, Turquoise Trail, Sandia Peak, etc). Definitely need a car and we were glad we didn't have the "economy compact" we usually go for -- the road to the house was easy to navigate, but I image it does get tricky in poor weather (and Valerie & Randy do leave detailed instructions on dealing with road conditions).

Valerie is very easy to correspond with and the info she sent to us prior to our arrival was clear and informative. We highly recommend Chez Valerie!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you T for your lovely compliments! We are so appreciative of grateful guests and especially those who care for our home better than we do!! You were the perfect guests and I am glad you had a much deserved relaxing time! Hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Santa Fe (20 miles) or Albuquerque
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Tesuque Village Market
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Black Mesa
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Railrunner connecting to Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
599 and 84/285
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Tesuque Village Market
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Santa Fe
Car: necessary

Tesuque is 7 miles north of Santa Fe and an hour away from Taos. Los Alamos is 30 minutes away and the Tesuque Pueblo is just up the road. The Four Seasons - Rancho Encantada resort is 3 miles away and offers Terra as another place to dine close by. Gabriels is also 7 minutes up the road. Several well known galleries and sculpture gardens are here in the village. Tesuque is a launch point for mountain & road biking, hiking, eco tours and forest access. Once in Santa Fe...the dining and activity options are literally unlimited with over 300 galleries and over 400 restaurants. Enjoy museums, theater, Opera, Ballet, Concerts, 4 seasons of activities, sightseeing and ongoing events all year long! Please check santafe[dot]org for the local calendar of events!


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

PLEASE INCLUDE A PHONE # with inquiry. Home sleeps up to 2 adult guests only.
We are unable to accommodate pets, smoking, drugs, excessive drinking, parties etc.
Owner suite & art studio are on sight, however, our guests do not usually see us unless they request assistance.
This is a very quiet/serene property seeking same in our guests.
We have a small well behaved female Australian Shepard on the property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Santa Fe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full Bath with shower/tub combo and tile floor and counters provides ample space to get ready. Full linen closet in the bath provides a selection of towels as well as back stock on toilet paper, paper towels, tissues etc. There is always a box of sundries on the counter for our guests to use. Enjoy!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • ONE KING BED: Our Home can accommodate 2 people. We are able to pull the bed apart into two XXL Twins to accommodate travel mates. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED THIS OPTION so we may prepare properly. The master bedroom is comfortable with ample closet space and a full dresser. We also offer a suitcase rack. The bed is a dual control tempur pedic adjustable bed - king size. We have many different pillows and down comforters in winter. The linen closet is full of additional linens. Side tables, flat screen TV, bookshelf, and chair also appoint the room. The curtains include black out panels allowing good napping during your stay. This room backs up to the open spaces and is quiet. Sweet Dreams!
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We have priced our property at an affordable rate and offer every amenity possible including concierge and guest services in order to create a memorable stay to responsible guests who will enjoy this relaxing atmosphere. With immediate access to trails, biking, resorts, fine art, opera and exceptional dining...we know you will enjoy your time with us.

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